Product Type: Soap & Glory Body Care
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Soap & Glory Pulp Friction Body Scrub
Member Name: Holland1
Soap & Glory Pulp Friction Body Scrub
Advantages: Lovely smell, not too harsh but does improve skin condition
Disadvantages: Expensive at full price
This is another Soap and Glory product which was in my large gift bag that I treated myself to before Christmas when they were on offer in Boots. To be honest, I didn't hold out much hope for this product as I have often been disappointed by body scrubs and have a product I am quite loyal to in this area. After using this, however, I will be switching brands because this was just as effective, smelt nicer, and is cheaper than my current brand of choice.
The body scrub is packaged in a pink tube with a flip top lid, the usual Soap and Glory style really. It has lots of writing all over it and looks quite "busy" but gives lots of information on the tube about what the product contains. According to the packaging, this is a foamy fruity body scrub with fig powder, pumice, peppermint oil, lemonade tree liquid, orange waterjuice and vitamin balls (A,C,E) and includes new Fruitigo fragrance. Looking at these components I was quite surprised when the scrub turned out smelling fruity, as some of the components don't really indicate this, although that said, I haven't a clue what lemonade tree liquid or vitamin balls are so I'm not sure what I was expecting really!
In terms of using this product, I was surprised to see the product itself wasn't pink like most Soap and Glory products, although the beads within the scrub are pink so the Soap and Glory authenticity is preserved! The scrub itself is a bit grey/off-white looking, but in terms of consistency it's one of the best I've used. The instructions given are to squeeze a handful of the product into your hands, rub between your palms, then work round in circles on damp skin, rinsing when finished.
The beads contained within this scrub are small but plentiful, so it gives the perfect combination of exfoliating the skin without being too harsh or grazing it. I have quite sensitive skin and can sometimes come out in red blotchy patches if I use anything too harsh, but this one was nice and gentle. You can feel the beads against your skin, and they wash off easily without leaving residue or having to scrub too hard.
The scrub also has moisturising properties, and as you apply it to your skin it feels lovely and softening and as though it's replacing any moisture lost by scrubbing. This is good because I like the idea of getting rid of dead skin and replacing the moisture at the same time. I always moisturise after exfoliating anyway, but I don't think this product strips your skin of moisture too much anyway. After using this scrub I feel like my skin looks a bit brighter and it feels nice and soft too. I use it a couple of times a week as I don't like using things like this too often in case they aggrevate my skin, but twice a week seems fine and has kept the dry patches I get on my elbows and other various places under control.
I wasn't expecting this product to smell particularly nice judging by the colour of the product, but it actually smells really fruity. It's not quite the same as the other products I've had from the range which all have the signature fragrance, but it's fruity and light and very uplifting.
At full price, this product is currently on sale at Boots for £8 for 250ml, which although is expensive is still cheaper than the brand I was using previously (as I'm quite fussy about body scrubs), and can be picked up even cheaper when Boots are running their 3-for-2 on Soap and Glory products.
Summary: My new favourite body scrub